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Heraion (Temple of Hera)

Main Road, Pythagorion 83102, Greece
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My partner and I walked the 7 kilometers from Pythogorio to Heraion, which took us 45 minutes (in considerable heat) - great if you like walking and are fairly strong, though I would recommend car or coach if you are not. Some might say there is not much to see, ruins-wise, and it can be disappointing, but I disagree. The... More

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Oksboel, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Temple of Hera is a must, if you have a minimum of historic interest. If you stay in Pythagorion, you can combine with a great bicycle-route along the sea. Turn left about one kilometre outside Pythagorion, go through Potokaki and further on the cycle path.

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Montecchio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The single standing column is very impressive. It's worth making a quick visit just to get the feel of the place as it was.

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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

the title explained by itself, simply wonderful and deeply inside the ancient history of the mankind

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Nth Qld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited the site in mid-April and were the only two people there at the time. We had hired a car so the site was easy to find and and an enjoyable side trip past quaint homesteads from the main road. We marvelled at the splendour that this site must once have been, although it was at times hard to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The entrance to the Heraion was dificult to find. We took the bus from Pythagorion and had to walk a few kilometers back to an open entrance (the ones closer to the town are closed). We had a good time at the Heraion. The signs and map are quite helpful in reconstructing what it must have looked like over time... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Surrounded by all of the historic stone work gives you the feeling of being back in time of Samos Island history. Enjoyed it very much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This site is located just outside Heraion, along a road leiding to the coast. Entrance fee is 3 euro p.p. There are information boards everywhere so you can easily find out what everything is about. There is also a small bar, with a lovely shaded terrace selling drinks and snacks. it is a really Impressive place and lovely to walk... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This site is providing and interesting apostrophe to a similar Hera temple at Sicily, for people who like to follow in the footsteps of history .

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Brit in Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Temple of Hera is but one example of the rich historical heritage that is Samos. Although ruined over the centuries, one can still sense the imposing nature of what this must have looked like. But make sure you get there before 3pm....

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